After seeing the astonishing first trailer for Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay, we all knew that official details regarding the Blu-ray were imminent. Thankfully, we didn’t have to wait very long at all, as our friends at Warner Bros. Home Entertainment have delivered the goods.
As it so happens, Task Force X’s R-rated animated outing will be made available digitally on March 27, with Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD releases following on April 10. And on those dates, DC fans can expect to see “Amanda Waller’s top secret ‘Task Force X’ – Deadshot, Bronze Tiger, Killer Frost, Captain Boomerang, Harley Quinn and Copperhead – on a mission to retrieve a mystical object so powerful that they’re willing to risk their own lives to steal it. But the Suicide Squad isn’t the only group of villains seeking to possess the object. The race is on for the golden prize … and, to stay alive, second place isn’t an option.”
Being a longtime lover of DC animation myself, I know full well that the bonus features to be included on these home video releases are to be looked forward to almost as much as the feature films themselves. As usual, a look at the next entry in the line – The Death of Superman, in this case – tops the bill, with a rare commentary being one of the perks to follow.
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Here’s a full rundown of the extras:
A Sneak Peek at the next DC Universe Movie, The Death of Superman: “The Death of Superman” – The Death of Superman is widely considered one of the most popular stories in the Superman canon and the DCU. This sneak peek at the exciting new film discusses the story and its place in pop culture.
Outback Rogue: Captain Boomerang (Featurette) – Audiences get a deeper look at this unconventional, yet entertaining villain from Down Under and how he’s evolved from The Flash universe to the Suicide Squad.
Nice Shot, Floyd! The Greatest Marksman in the DCU (Featurette) – Floyd Lawton, AKA Deadshot, is one of the most popular antiheroes in the DC pantheon. An excellent marksman and assassin, he often brags that he never misses his shot. Take a closer look at this fascinating character.
The Power of Plot Devices, MacGuffins and Red Herrings (Featurette) – An insightful examination of the power of a good plot device and the important influence it has over story.
Suicide Squad: Hell To Pay Commentary – The creative filmmaking team of screenwriter/co-producer Alan Burnett and executive producer James Tucker share their thoughts and stories on the characters, themes and development of Suicide Squad: Hell To Pay.
Featuring a killer voice cast consisting of Christian Slater (Deadshot), Billy Brown (Bronze Tiger), Liam McIntyre (Captain Boomerang), Kristin Bauer van Straten (Killer Frost), Gideon Emery (Copperhead), Tara Strong (Harley Quinn), Vanessa Williams (Amanda Waller), and C. Thomas Howell (Zoom), Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay is directed by Sam Liu from a script by Alan Burnett and can now be pre-ordered on Amazon.